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225+ Funny Charades Ideas for Big Laughs!

Cat got your tongue? Good, then it’s time for charades! We’ve put together a mega list of 225+ funny charades ideas to get everyone laughing!

Our tummy-tickler list of funny charades ideas includes movies, TV shows, books, songs, plays, and characters for your next charades game. We’ve hand picked these funny charades words because of the fun you can have with the actions and because they are likely to be known by most people! At the end of the list, we’ve even included two gameplay ideas to make charades even more fun!

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If you’re playing with kids, check out our huge list of 260+ Fun Charades Ideas for Kids! for family-friendly ideas jam-packed with giggles.

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40 Funny Charades Movies

Some of these names are funny just to say out loud. Without words, they’ll be a blast. 

The Hunger GamesThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Snakes on a PlaneMillion Dollar Baby
RatatouilleFull Metal Jacket
I Know What You Did Last SummerSingin’ in the Rain
Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonInside Out
The MegNo Country for Old Men
The IncrediblesSlumdog Millionaire
Blazing SaddlesDances with Wolves
Jurassic ParkMrs. Doubtfire
Pink PantherMonsters, Inc.
The Good, the Bad, and the UglySilence of the Lambs
The ShiningDodgeball
Gone With The WindHow to Train Your Dragon
Back to the FutureThe Maze Runner
Ready Player OneHoney, I Shrunk The Kids
Being John MalcovichKnocked Up
Shutter IslandPulp Fiction
Howl’s Moving CastleTrainspotting
Planet of the ApesSharknado
School of RockCastle in the Sky

For even more charades movie ideas, see our epic list of 210 Charades Movie Ideas which includes Disney and family movies!

40 Funny Charades TV Shows

These 40 TV Shows charades words are bound to get you laughing as you act them out!

Two and a Half MenSquid Game
Inside JobShaun the Sheep
The Twilight ZoneDoctor Who
Adventure TimeThe Sopranos
ArcherDragon Ball Z
BoJack HorsemanThe Voice
Black MirrorAmerican Idol
Ninja WarriorGhosthunters
Santa Clarita DietParks and Recreation
Big MouthVikings
Space ForceLost
Fawlty TowersThe Tick
House of CardsStranger Things
The OfficeThe Umbrella Academy
The Big Bang TheorySuits
The SimpsonsHow I Met Your Mother
The West WingFirefly
GleeWhat We Do in the Shadows
Russian DollSouth Park

Funny Charades Books

Keep these pageturners in your back pocket for book-themed charades. 

HannibalThe Lovely Bones
The AlchemistFood: A Love Story
Fifty Shades of GreyThe Gruffalo
Man and BoyThe Kite Runner
White TeethThe Da Vinci Code
Bridget Jones’s DiaryThe Catcher in the Rye
The HobbitThe Time Traveller’s Wife
A Tale of Two CitiesThe Devil Wears Prada
PS, I Love YouThe Little Prince
Princess DiariesHitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

10 Funny Charades Plays and Musicals

For a charades group that knows their broadway and loves theatre trips, these plays and musicals will be funny to act out!

Mamma Mia!The Wedding Singer
The Phantom of the OperaFiddler on the Roof
Avenue QBeauty and the Beast
SpamalotLes Miserables
Mary PoppinsThe Lion King

60 Funny Charades Songs

These 60 songs make perfect funny song charades ideas thanks to the imagery that comes to mind for each one!

A charades list and a new playlist all in one place. Maybe keep this playlist in-home only. 

RespectHeard It Through The Grapevine
Rock Around the ClockOver the Rainbow
Hound DogBarbie Girl
Star DustMr. Tambourine Man
Runaround SueDancing in the Street
Bye Bye ByeBorn to Run
I’m My Own GrandpaSuperstition
Twist and ShoutDiscovery Channel
In The Midnight HourBaby Shark
King of the RoadSmoke on the Water
Sunshine of Your LoveCan’t Touch This
Dancing QueenGangnam Style
SandstormWitch Doctor
Black Magic WomanIce Ice Baby
I’m BlueMona Lisa
Call Me MaybeCotton Eye Joe
MacarenaThe Benny Hills Show
Never Gonna Give You UpWonderwall
Dancing in the StreetFunky Town
Play That Funky MusicMoney for Nothing
We Will Rock YouUnder The Bridge
Love TrainJump
Someone That I Used To KnowWrecking Ball
All Shook UpAmerican Pie
Roll Over BeethovenSweet Dreams
Blowin’ in the WindAll-Star
Smells Like Teen SpiritRoxanne
Hot N ColdPretty Woman
We Will Rock YouBack to Black
Where’s Your Head At?Paper Planes

22 Funny Charades Quotes

So much wisdom and hilarity can be contained in a good quote! Here are our favorite quotes that lend themselves to funny charades acting!

“Ain’t nobody got time for that.” Meme“You can’t handle the truth!” A Few Good Men
“I like fluffy!” Lilo and Stitch“To infinity and beyond!” Toy Story
“With great power, comes great responsibility.” Spiderman“That rug really tied the room together.” The Big Labowski
“Shaken, not stirred” James Bond“I’m the king of the world!” Titanic
“It’s alive! It’s alive!” Frankenstein“… one million dollars.” Austin Powers
“Eat my shorts.” Breakfast Club“Just keep swimming.” Finding Nemo
“Wax on, wax off.” The Karate Kid“Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?” Snow White
“Go ahead, make my day.” Sudden Impact“Tis but a scratch!” Monty Python
“You talking to me?” Taxi Driver“Really really really ridiculously good-looking.” Zoolander
“E.T. phone home.” E.T.“Here’s Johnny!” The Shining
“My precious!” Lord of the Rings“Fly, my pretties, fly!” The Wizard of Oz

20 Hilarious Characters for Charades

Characters are the best. Pick a character or celebrity from your favorite movie or band, or just keep it simple with occupational characters.

A mimeYoda
Darth VaderLady Gaga
Mr. BeanOzzy Osbourne
Rick from Rick and MortyDoc from Back to the Future
Power RangerBart Simpson
Roz from Monsters Inc.Spongebob Squarepants
Edna from The IncrediblesElle Woods from Legally Blonde
Mugatu from ZoolanderRon Burgundy from Anchorman
Cruella DevilleBarbie
Frankenstein Dracula

Two Ways to Switch Up Charades

Use these charades variants to make your game harder, easier, more lighthearted, or super complex!

  1. All audience members have to answer with mouth-stretchers.

If you’ve ever played the game “Speak Out,” then you know exactly what I’m talking about. Tossing an added element like mouth-stretchers in the midst is not only hilarious but hectically interesting. 

  1. Play in telephone fashion.

One player has their back to the rest of the players and has to pick a phrase, act it out, and have all the following players act out this phrase to the player next to them. As it goes down the line, the last player will take a few guesses on what the original phrase was.

Conclusion – Funny Charades Ideas

And that’s all folks!

Thanks for stopping by and grabbing some awesome charade ideas for your next session, I hope you get a lot of laughs out of them as I did. 

Cut up this list and stick it in a hat for a quick charade night on the fly, and sit back to enjoy the party! Maybe add our 230+ Charades Ideas for Adults for even more options!

If you’re playing with kids, take a look at our 260+ Fun Charades Ideas for Kids, hand-picked to ensure they are G-rated and fun!

If you and your group are amazing at charades, then make your game more challenging with our 150+ Hard Charades Ideas!

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